Note: In case of inclement weather, Peace follows the Fairfax County Public school closure announcements. If schools are delayed or closed, the Peace office will have a delayed opening or will be closed.
Rebuilding together with the Annandale Christian Community for Action (ACCA)
Utilize your home improvement skills to help out neighbors in the community – Peace is a partnering member of ACCA (Annandale Christian Community in Action) who is hosting an event called Rebuilding Together on Saturday, April 28 from 8 am to 5 pm. It is a one day initiative that sends groups of volunteers to work on homes and yards for people who otherwise would not be able to do it themselves or otherwise get the work done. Anyone over the age of 16 is welcome to participate – whether you are one person or a family, your abilities and presence makes a difference to a team. To sign up, please talk to Michael Stumpf (703-980-5752 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
More ACCA Volunteer Opportunities:
To volunteer for these or any other opportunities, please contact ACCA at email@example.com.
- Drivers: The Post Office Food Drive, Stamp Out Hunger, will take place on May 12th. We can use your help from 4:45 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. to move the bags from the post office on John Marr Drive to the food pantry on Columbia Pike. Feel free to pass this on to any students who may need community service hours.
- Money Captain: Serve as “money captain” to take referrals and arrange for financial assistance. (1 week every 3 months, requires computer and internet access).
- Food Captain: Serve as “food captain” to take referrals and arrange for deliveries (1 week every 3 months, requires computer and internet access).
Save the date! Peace’s own Lucy Gebre-Egziabher, Cinema Professor at Northern Virginia Community College, invites us to the 5th annual NOVA Student Film Festival on Thursday, April 26th at NOVA Alexandria. Learn more…
Parenting Solo is a new group for single parent families hosted by Peace Lutheran Church. Our second meeting will be Friday, April 27, 2018 at 6:00 pm. All are welcome but must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for dinner and/or childcare. Children will have a supervised movie and/or crafts while parents will meet, share, and support one another through informal conversations as well as some guided discussion. The group will take direction and form from the parents (families) who attend!
Dinner, Film Screening, and a Panel Q&A: the Refugee Crisis
May 5, 2018 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
at Ravensworth Baptist Church
5100 Ravensworth Rd, Annandale, VA 22003.
Come learn more about the global refugee crisis and what you can do to help an affected family resettle here in northern Virginia by attending an event that offers an optional dinner before a [free] screening of the film The Interpreter, followed by a Q&A with panelists from Lutheran Social Services and others who work in refugee services. Dinner is $15/person (payable by cash or check at the event) and is homemade by resettled women – 100% of the proceeds goes to their family. Please register for the event by clicking here (RSVP is required for dinner and/or childcare for kids up to age 10).
Beading for Haiti Sale
May 6, 2018
11:45 a.m. to12:30 p.m.
Peace Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall
Benefit for Village of Hope
This is your chance to pick up one-of-a-kind hand-rolled paper bead jewelry as a gift for loved ones or yourself. The Beading for Haiti Sale is a fundraiser and all proceeds will be donated to help the 650 children being educated at the Village of Hope School in Gauntier, Haiti. Drop by to see our newest creations and take advantage of this great opportunity to help others while you complete your shopping!
Mark your Calendars! Brass of Peace Concert at Peace – Sunday, May 6th at 7:00 pm
Adult Forum, May 20, 2018, 9:15 am – 10:15 am, Thrivent Financial Action Teams
During the adult forum on May 20th two of our local Thrivent Financial representatives will be providing an overview and hands on application demonstration on how their Action Team program can support Peace projects and outreach efforts. Thrivent Financial is a not for profit institution which allocates a portion of their gains for members wanting to contribute to their communities. They provide grants of $250 for action teams to use to kick off their projects. Peace in the past has used Action Teams to support our Belvedere Elementary School food bag program and to provide supplies for our Village of Hope Haiti mission trips. Both Thrivent members and non members will benefit from this session with the main purpose to ensure Peace receives the full benefits of what this program has to offer. Please join us to learn more about this program.
Peace Lutheran church Music Ministry presents their Spring Concert: “Folks Songs Around the World,” Sunday, June 3rd at 4:00 pm. Learn more…
Also, be sure to check out our full church calendar.